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Yue Lai Inn is ancient period’s biggest chain hotel
Superior poison, antidote and secret weapons all come from Tibet
Those that you see everyday, once they wear night subterfuge clothes and a veil, you won’t recognize each other.
The martial arts name that useless small fry uses have very strong literature or animal implications, but they’re not that good
Those with extremely white long hair + beard is definitely an out of the world expert, must get on good terms with him
The Hero has a good weapon, so good that it doesn’t need maintenance or repair
Amidst flying arrows, if the hero does not wish to die, he certainly will not; if he gets shot, that is only because the baddie at the side is holding his closed one hostage and he was thus distracted
There must be some token moves before the best move is executed, and he’ll spit and shout ‘Go die!!’
To execute the fatal move requires intricate movements and it requires 1-2 minutes, but the enemy will never take the chance to attack, although it is a good opportunity
Experts are not affected by gravity, they can fly around and very quickly too. But if they are travelling a long journey, they will ride a horse
Hero’s set meal: 2 jin of beef + top quality Nu’er Hong (Permanently supplied by Yue Lai Inn)
The good will never use poison, the bad will always use poison; but the good although never uses poison will always be accused of using the poison, the bad always uses poison but no one suspects him
The great hero, in order to show his bearing, will usually pick up a branch and defeat a nobody who thinks too highly of himself. Later Yue Lai Inn started supplying branches…
While being chased on a straight alley, no matter how busy, it is a most important to overturn the stalls on both sides of the street!
If the good uses secret weapon, it’s because he’s forced by circumstances and he’s talented, will always hit the target, if the bad uses secret weapon, he’s being despicable and using unorthodox method, and will always miss the target
If the bad finally hits his target, he will still be defeated by the good who is bearing the pain and he will spit and say: despicable!
There will be a rare beauty who will rescue the hero who has been struck by a secret weapon, and they will soon fall in love too…
Society is not very safe at that time, everyone carries a dangerous weapon…
The butcher at the market will always be a fattie!!!
The ultimate weapons will by covered by hemp cloth layer by layer, the ultimate fighter is also covered by hemp cloth layer by layer
The main lead will either had a hard life or a smooth life, those with a hard life will suffer until they die, those who have a smooth life never buys lottery…
Everyone is rich, copper coins is seldom seen, but bank notes are cheaper than paper.
(Yue Lai Inn’s) waiter has a vast knowledge, and can answer (+money) any question!
The rich has the family name Jin or Qian; the poor is called Er Gou. You will know immediately if a person is good, bad or a hypocrite once you hear the name
In Shaolin temple only the Abbot and 1 disciple is formidable, the rest are lousy
Secret manuals are split according to sexes, men, women, mixed and neither men nor women…
They like to create trouble at (Yue Lai Inn), first flip the table, then break the chairs followed by a fierce fight
Sometimes they can split a giant rock with a sword, but sometimes it can’t even split a big table
The heros are all handsome, the big baddies are handsome too, the sidekicks looks outstanding…
Classic script: A: I am ***, those in the martial arts world call me ***
B: So it’s ***, I’ve long heard of your name
A: You flatter me…
31．单挑时， “ 正义 ” 一方支撑不住了，就会喊人帮忙： “ 对付这种魔头，不用和他讲什么江湖道义，大家一起上！ ”
During one on one combat, when the ‘orthodox’ side is losing out, he will shout for help, “Dealing with a demon like this, we need not bother about rules of the martial arts realm, everyone attack!”
When in a duel, he’ll definitely flip up using a somersault, then use 30 classic lines...
Cricket Style is always around, only 2 people will know Taiji Style
The library at Shaolin is frequently burgled…
Although experts can use their nose to smell their enemy’s breathing, but when they are being eavesdropped, they will only realize if the other party knock something over
The person who was found out will usually throw a light bomb when he’s about to be caught, and during this short span of time will run 10 times faster than usual
All love to fake a death
It will definitely rain heavily after someone finishes a lonely drink
There will definitely be thunder once there’s a heavy rain
Trend for group names: Four Great ***, Four Great ###, Four Great @@@
When drawing a sword, sometimes there will be sword aura, sometimes you can't even get it out...
The generals in the imperial court are all shit, the real expert is the eunuch
There's always a manual/book that everyone wants for themselves.
A communication channel that's even faster than the Internet -- word of mouth!
There are no toilet scenes at all. If there is, it's always because they've taken laxative...
Brothels are always called "Yihong Court" (I suspect it's a subsidiary of the Yue Lai Group......)
Their hair will NEVER be messy; it will always recover after a swish or two (Are they using Pantene shampoo?).
You can either practice martial arts from young, or don't practice any martial arts at all.
Else you won't be able to succeed in anything.
There's only two ways for a hero (daxia) to win: just by 1 move, or 100 / 200 / 300 moves....
Beautiful ladies are everywhere -- this is the most depressing of all....
No one can tell that a woman dressed up as a man is actually a woman, even if she's wearing a lot of makeup.
Translated by Jean, Mimosa, and other Jiang Hu members.
Although WuXia is based on true-life martial arts, the genre elevates the mastery of their crafts into fictitious levels of attainment. The hero or heroine in the novel usually would have a distinction source of martial arts associated with religion, school, society, etc. And these various sources can be differentiated further.
Pai (派) is a school of arts. In WuXia, a Pai is a martial arts school, sect, or style. The school can have a certain religious background, but it is not necessary always the case. Example of school with religious background would be ShaoLin (少林派) , WuDang (武當派) , E’Mei (峨嵋派) etc. For non-religious background would be HuaShan (華山派), TaiShan (泰山派), KunLun (崑崙派), etc.
Bang (帮) is an association, clan, or a brotherhood which is defined by a certain way of life or conduct. They are not religious in nature. Example of clan would be Beggars Clan (丐幫), Iron Palm Clan (鉄掌幫), FanYang (鄱陽幫), etc.
Jiao (教) is a religion or cult. The school would follow its strict religious practice. Example of cult would be Ming Cult (明教), Holy Silkworm Cult (天蠶教), Sun Moon Holy Cult (日月神教), etc.
Men (門) is a martial arts school derived from the 派 (Pai), hence 門派 (MenPai). It is a sub-system from its originating school. Example of MenPai would be Iron Sword School (鐵劍門), Five Lake Sect (五湖門), Deaf Mute Sect (聾啞門), etc.
Hui (會 ) is a society or organization that functions similarly like Bang (帮), however they are religious in nature. It practices its tradition and upholds the level of loyalty. Example of society would be Red Flower Society (紅花會), Heaven and Earth Society (天地會), Blue Dragon Society (青龍會), etc.
ShiJia (世家) is a martial arts family. Three generations of martial arts family is considered as a family martial art while five generations is called an ancestral martial art. Example of martial art family would be Royal Duan Family of the Kingdom of Dali (大理國段氏), Murong Family of Gusu (姑蘇幕容氏), Peach Blossom Island (桃花島), etc.
Zhuang (莊) is a manor or village of martial arts community. Its members and their families usually live within the same landscape. Example of manor would be Cloud Assembly Manor (歸雲莊), Phantoms’ Mountain Manor (幽靈山莊), XuanSu Manor (玄素莊), etc.
BiaoJu (鏢局) is an escort agency. They are a hired protection agency to safeguard the transportation of good. The leaders more often than not are former disciples or still associated with a Pai (派) or Men (門). Example of escort agency would be Dragon Gate Escort Agency (龍門鏢局), WeiXin Escort Agency (威信鏢局), PingTong Escort Agency (平通鏢局), etc.
Zhai (寨) is a stronghold or martial arts camp. It’s a martial art community or rebel camp that follow a similar strict military rules. Example of stronghold would be Ferocious Tiger Ridge Mountain Stronghold (惡虎溝山寨), Qin Family Stronghold (秦家寨), YinMa River Mountain Stronghold (飲馬川山寨), etc.